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Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 11:30am EST
story" is next. and check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. ♪ from washington. hello, i'm libby casey. it's gone on and on, and shows no clear end the war in syria between president bashar al-assad forces and a myriad of rebel groups and islamist fight whose want to see him out of power. there are talks while offering small help to rebels. many are expressing frustration over the situation on the ground, and they have their own political objective. as refugees suffer and the conflict grinds on where do we go from here? first this background. secretary of state john kerry is again this week working with middle east allies to keep attention on the syrian crisis. arriving in saudi arabia over the weekend chief ambassador was helping the relationship between the two countries. >> i particularly wanted to have the opportunity to visit with his majesty the king of saudi arabia, and i'm particularly grateful because i know that he is not seeing enormous numbers of people these days, but right now we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
we have very important things to talk about to make certain that the saudi arabian u.s. relationship is on track, moving forward, and doing the things that we need to accomplish. >> washington's main arab ally has concerns with the approach to the conflict in syria. they acknowledge there are divergent obviously on how to end conflict, but the goal remains the same. >> even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. but a targeted strike can make assad or any other dictator think twice before using chemical weapons. >> but despite president obama's tough talk a strike never happened. instead the assad regime grayed to account for and aid in destroying it's chemical weapons stock pile. for the u.s. the condition in syria is status quo. meanwhile 2 million syrian versus fled their homes and more are displaced in the country as war conditions. rebels have lost ground to assad forces. neighboring nations are shaking under the weight of refugees, especially lebanon. it now has more than 800,000 syrians nearly a quarter of lebanon's population of $4 mil
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 2:00am EDT
. a find in the war of drugs. authorities shut down a tunnel between the u.s. and mexico >> a deadly storm system creating problems across the country as it dumps a foot of rain in some parts leading to severe flooding. . >>> welcome to al jazeera america. there are new revelations about just how far the national security agency has gone to spy on internet users. revelations that have reportedly led twitter to set up new types of enciption to protect messages from snoops, something google spent millions doing. facebook is trying to stay a step ahead. now the senate intelligence committee is set to tighten the rules. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case-by-case basis. these assurances have
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2013 9:00am EST
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Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 2:00am EST
space. u.s. military planes fly over china's newly claimed air defense zone. >> the supreme court weighs in over obamacare contraceptives - they'll decide if private companies must pay for birth controls even if they have religious objections >> pope francis - he says it's time the faithful help those in need. >>> welcome to al jazeera america. tens of millions of people on the east coast are in the grips of a massive storm. conditions stretch from atlanta to boston, a mix of snow, sleet, ice and heavy rain. with each passing hour roads are trech ourous and flights are cancelled or delayed. we have a team of reporters tracking the impact of the storm. al jazeera's juan carlos molina begins the coverage on how the weather is hampering driving. >> conditions treacherous. the impact unavoidable. scenes like this on highways across america. >> i hydroplaned over here, came off and slid around. >> from michigan a close call from a dashboard camera as a truck loses control - barely missing a car. in flint the weather is blamed for multi-car pile ups. it's dangerous for drivers and emergency cr
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
with temperatures dipping in the 20s curtailed some of the events. carol kennedy serving in japan as u.s. ambassador, many leaving origami cranes. >>> secretary of state john kerry is set to continue negotiations in talks with iran over nuclear energy. >>> typhoon haiyan is the deadliest disaster to ever hit the country. 1600 people are still missing. "real money with ali velshi" is next on al jazeera. >> where the jobs are, i'll show you in american cities where hiring is hot. coal is falling to a loss. is it a bargain. plus is toys r us toast. the make or break for the largest toy store chain in the world. i'll ali velshi, and this is "real money." this is "real money." you are the most important part righof the show. join us. job creation has gotten a jolt with job openings and over all hires climbing to a five-year high. i use the word jolt for a reason. it's job open labor report. that's 8.6% higher job openings. this jolt report is important because it's a piece of data that is favored by janet yellen. apparently she likes it because it sheds light on the dynamics behind the more familiar mont
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 3:30am EST
by tweeting me at ali velshi and at ajrealmoney. here to help us is our good ryan is a financial adviser and ceo of optimum capital management. he joins me now. i want to pick up where i left off. asset companies behave differently. they all do different things under the same circumstances which is why i think too many people think of the stock market as on or off, in or out. >> right. you have unsystemic risks, and systemic risks. you can't get rid of systemic risks, but you can diversify away unsystematic risk. so if one stock goes up, you might want to decrease your exposure to that, or if you say i like the low-interest rate environment and the emerging market, so i might want to increase allocation to that. it really tolerance. >> risk tolerance, there are a million ways to get it. i still find that people will find out that they are moderate risk, but then they will want to back up the truck and invest in a hot ipo. >> if you ride it down -- you don't invest according to a motion. you invest according to a plan. a lot of individuals as you said earlier, 16,000 on the dow, 1800 for
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
. medical professional working with the u.s. military and intelligence services were forced to violate that oath in the treatment of terror suspects captured after 9/11. even though torture was banned by executive order in 2009 the report said ethical violations continue at the president in guantanamo bay where detainees staging hunger strikes have been forced fed. detainee abuse on the war of terror. it was funded in the open society foundation. since 2011 the u.s. department of defense and c.i.a. have had policies requiring guantanamo doctors and other medical personnel to breach national standards including on site physicians have participated in interrogations and by assisting in force feeding. also the report found that military medical training lacks ethical grounding for doctors to protect human rights. the report comes months after president obama reiterated his promise to close down the prison. >> the pentagon is trying to manage the situation as best as they can. but i think all of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? >> reporter: the president's renewed effort
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
from guantanamo bay before he will sign the u.s. security packet. karzi's demands are prompting threats from the u.s. to withdraw all of its forces after 2014. >>> an overloaded sail boyt carrying people from haiti overturned in the bahamas. video released by the u.s. coast guard shows about 100 haitians clinging to a boat, believed to have capitalsized after it struck a reef in rough water. about 110 people have been rescued so far including 19 women. and those are the headlines of this hour. tony harris. more news. "inside story" is next. >> the u.s. plays hardball with hamid karzai. sign the troop deal or we are out. i am ray suarez. >> that's the insi"inside story" >> america's longest war is almost over, but the transition to the next phase in the u.s.-afghanistan relationship involves a difficult diplomatic dance. the united states negotiated a deal called "the bilateral security accord" which would keep most troops in the country when nato's 75,000 leave next year. the deal hit a signnag. afghan president karzai presented a new last-minute set of demands. on this edition of "insi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
. it is really quite a mess. use a little bit extra time. >> . >> pittsburgh's thanksgiving snowstorm with plows, shovel, and a sense of humor. >> it is fun. >> it is fun. >> yes, it is fun. it is christmas weather. >> the storm that pummeled the mid section barrels east today, coating highways with a mix of sleet, and slushy snow. in washington icy roads snarled morning traffic. >> the road crews on 12 hour shifts to keep highways clear. >> the week of thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year. the aaa estimated 38 million americans will hit the highway this week. the national weather service thinks the brunt will be over by wednesday night, or early thursday morning and that can help some dinner guests reach their destinations on time. >> i have a lot of people coming in from columbus, and al tuna pa, so they will be driving but they aren't driving until thursday. the pennsylvania department of transportation and he said you know despite the slushy weather we have. on the highways here in pennsylvania, dale? >> dianne joining us live from pittsburgh, thank you
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
for insurance. >>> lighting of the national menorah at the white house. u.s. air force band taking part in that celebration. >>> it's looking like black friday already. now there is a chance of bargains. major retailers opening their doors today to kick off the holiday shopping season on one y early. for information on news around the world go to www.aljazeera.com. until then, happy thanksgiving, and happe happy hanukkah. >> it's thanksgiving, and perhaps you're washing counsel your turkey and stuffing with a nice handcrafted american beer. millions are enjoying flavors and styles made by the industry on the rise here. i'm ray suarez. the american craft brewing is ththe "inside story." >> there is little known american industry boiling with growth, creating jobs and frothing with potential. we're talking about american craft beer. not in more than a hundred years has there been as many production breweries as there are today. as consumers search for new flavors, coor's and budweiser, the handmade beers brewed across the country are generating billions of dollars in retail sales. now com
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 2:00am EST
check check >> the u.s. and afghanistan reach a tentative deal to keep u.s. troops past next year as av gab elders gather to talk about the agreement. no deal as world powers try to come to terms on a solution on iran's nuclear program. >> henry trey raydull takes a leave of absence to seek treatment after pleading guilty to the buying of cocaine. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. a decision on the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan now in the hands of a council of tribal leaders. more than a decade after america entered the region thousands of delegates are gathering on thursday, known as the loya jirga. they'll accept or reject a security pact. u.s. forces that remain after next year will receive immunity from afghan courts - that was a key point. also - american forces will not target afghanistan civilians, including in their home. afghanistan will fund the forces. secretary of state john kerry clarified a key part of the deal. >> it is entirely train, equip and desist. there's no combat role for the american forces. the bilateral agreement is an effo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
program, iran and six world powers including the u.s. are at the table in geneva. if all goes well this could set the stage for nuclear disarmament. inside story is coming up next, for news updates from around the world, head to aljazeera.com. warm street is all a bitter over twitter, just because you tweet doesn't mean you will geoff it. the ins and outs of the i.p.o. game, is tonight's inside story. hello. when the opening bell rang on wall street today, twitter insiders became multimillionaires in an instant. there are 230 active users so the offering price each tweeter is worth $78 but of course that's not how it works. tonight, we will explore the high stakes high profile world of the i.p.o., but first, this background. >> twitter is the web's micro blogging and social networking phenom, internet suffers log on to read, post, and share their thoughts. the more than 230 million users colludes heads of state. >> there you go, my tweet has been posted. that's what i'm talking about. >> countless celebrities. and political activists. some that even started a revolution all with an
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 2:00pm EST
airlines and u.s. area ways. john has been following this story now for months. >> wheels off the new giant carrier, the merger of u.s. area ways and americans being allowed to take off after all. somewhere sighed to stop the merger, concerning the $11 billion deal would hurt consumer choice. they filed a lawsuit back in august, with the u.s. and a.m.r. corporation, the parent of bankrupt american airlines should be forced to scrap it on the ground that if it went ahead, more than 80% of all u.s. commercial aviation will be in the hands of just four companies. blue now the deal is back on, but there's a price to pay for the new megaairline. the landing slots and gates at several major airports including dozens outside washington and at new york's airport, must be given up to win antitrust approval by the department. competing low cost will also be given more under the terms of the deal. the agreement has the potential to shift the landscape of the aviation industry, according to the d objectionj, by guaranteeing a bigger foothold for locule carriers at key airports. the settlement insured w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 9:00am EST
is the computer doing >> and pope. >> we begin with an historic accord with iran. is it a good deal? the u.s. says it's a first step to kur - to curtail iran's nuclear program. within hours of the deal the parties contradicted each other on a clean issue. >> there is no right to enrich. everywhere in the agreement it states they can only do that by mutural agreement and nothing is agreed on until everything is agreed on. >> >> translation: it has been written clearly in the text of this agreement that iran will continue its enrichment and, therefore, i announce to the people of iran enrichment will before. >> joining me to make sense of the agreement are ambassador thomas pickering former u.s. ambassador to russia and israel and j matthew mcinnize a resident fellow from an american enterprise institute. they are both here. there's clear disagreement. us-u.n. resolution said enrichment was illegal bay iran. what is going on with this total contradiction between hassan rouhani and kerry? >> let me explain. kerry rightly says there's no right to enrich. it's not written in the agreement. the p
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 10:00am EST
program uses sophisticated buy metric checks to decide who should get a handout of rations. it is a massive logistical exercise that costs $8 million a month. kenya has paid a heavy price and the time is now right for refugees to go. the reactions are calculated to make sure each person gets just enough nutrition to survive. earlier this month, the agency announced it was cutting food by a quarter, thanks to a budget shortfall. >> the reduction in rations has nothing to do with the agreement. it is just a coincidence. the refugees don't see it that way. for them, it sends a very clear message that both the kenyans have had enough of them. >> this man understands how his community feels. he knows are nobody who thinks somalia is now safe. >> i want to thank the unhcr and kenyan government for hosting us, but as a 11 gee leader, i don't think many are willing to go back. >> very few. i'm not sure any will go right now. >> if you want to get a sense of just how things still are in somalia, consider this. the place that refugees run to is always better than the home they've lef
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 11:30am EST
of demands. it was during a last-minute meeting with u.s. national security advisor susan rice that karzi insisted the u.s. would need to start peace talks with the taliban and release 17 after gangs from guantanamo bay before the bilateral security agreement got his signature. over. >> if the agreement isn't signed promptly, what i said to the president is we would have no choice. we would be compelled by necessity, not by our preference, to have to begin to plan for the prospect that we will not be able to to keep our troops here because they will not be invited because the bsa will not have been signed. then the nature of our partnership and the investments difficult. >> the meeting with rice came one day after the afghan liter surprised both countries by delaying the bsa's package into law despite nods of approval from the loya jirga's assembly whose endorsement he sought for a long timi a long time. tra tra . >>> a loya juryin whether or n whether to give the immunity or not. >> he said he shouldn't sign it. his suggestionsor in april's national election should. he also told the loya
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 12:00am EST
the pact with the u.s. the deal paving the way for further involvement with the country. if an agreement is reached 15,000 u.s. troops remain there through 2024. in latvia, 12 people, including two firefighters are dead after a supermarket collapse. the store is located in r. >> ga. the roof of the -- riga. the raf caved in. police are using sniffer dogs in search of survivors. no word on the cause of the collapse. in london three women were held captive in one home. they are free tonight. two suspects are on bail, released after questioning. >> those are the headlines at this hour. "america tonight" is up next. i'm john siegenthaler see you here tomorrow night. 8 eastern and 11 eastern. you can get the latest news on aljazeera.com. harder to understand how the government is obtaining its evidence in a criminal case. and on that basis to challenge the source ofage investigation. >> even as he awaits trial, a website going by silk road 2.0, with a dread pirate roberts still at the helm is back online, and doing business in drugs. >> that was al jazeera reporting, now some light on the da
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
shows us california's hi tech grapes - how science can achieve perfection in a glass. i'm phil torres. i'm an entermologist and i'll show you the spiders i found in peru. and how scent affects jaguars. that's the team, let's do some science. hey, guys, welcome to a fun week of science in the field. kyle, what is happening to the bee, how can we save them? >> bee populations are diminishing around the country. i wanted to find out why. i travelled to the heartland of america to find innovative ways to find technology to save the bees. late summer in barrett minnesota it is usually buzzing with activity. i think we are ready to walk down to the beehives. >> the midwest is known for the commercial bee industry. we have empty boxes not filled with honey. nothing. >> bee kooepers are witnessing an alarming problem. how many bees are we losing? >> the losses are avt ron omic am. i lost 65% of my operation last winter. we look in the ground to see if there's dead bees on the ground. most people in the u.s. would be happy staying away from the honey bee. >> they are critically important to the u
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> it was an ambush, we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sabotaging peace talks after a taliban leader was killed in a drone strike. >> a ceasefire in the congo after 16 brutal years of war - but how long will it last? . >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. his 9-day tour kicks off in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a meeting in egypt, a major step towards starting peace talks designed to stop a civil war in syria. >> sue turton has the latest from cairo. >> it's merging that the discussions with nabil fahmy, the egyptian foreign minister, and john kerry, included a situation in regards to syria. we are hearing out of the arab league there was an emergency meeting of foreign minister resist this evening, egyptian time. the egyptian foreign minister will present a vision, initiative that the u.s. and egyptians discussed. if initiative is regarding the geneva ii convention - we know that they are trying to get all parties around the table later on in november, to try to come to some sort of political diplomatic halt to the violence that is goin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 12:00am EST
for being with us. i'm joie chen. one of the best names in the treatment of dementia patients sits in a bigger debate, pharmaceutical companies, prescriptions and how doctors choose the medication they provide. johnson and johnson m settled about the government from 2002 to 2003 there was an off-labor use of the drug not approved by the fda. it has been since approved for dementia and young patients as well. and it has been an enormously successful product. it had $24.2 billion from 2002 to 2010, but it was the off-label period that raised alarm. the marketing effort including compensation to doctors amounted to reckless endangerment of patients young and old. >> the kick packs undermines adjustment of healthcare providers. it provides incentive to increase the use of drugs potentially putting the health of some patients at risk. the companies put down the risk of risperdol. put simply the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people, and it instituted a clear abuse of the public trust. >> joining us i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 9:00am EST
in the middle east. >>> this is free solo climbing or scaling a mountain without a rope. to us non-climbers, the best free soloist in the world will tell us what it's like to climb a mountain with nothing but your bear hands and chalk. welcome to "consider this." new jersey governor chris christie with an historic win in a big blue state. and in virginia agency race it was a suspenseful night with a race between a democrat and a conservative republican. it's where tea partyers got top billing. we'll take a sneak peek of staying power tha , and the seismic shift to the left. i'm joined which jeff warren, and bill snyder, professor at george washington university. they're both in our washington, d.c. studios, and here in studio with me is tom doherty, former senior adviser to george pataki. bill, let's start with you. chris christie, a big win. but when you look at the exit polls in a hypothetical match up to hillary clinton he would lose in his own state. >> it tells us that new jersey is still a blue state, and hillary clinton is still a very popular figure there. look, christie wo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 11:30am EST
with u.s. airways making american the largest carrier in the country. before the deal went through the justice department made american open up major hubs to smaller airlines and cut back on routes and a number of flights. on this edition of "inside story" we're going to talk about the mega merger and what it means for the flying public. the merger between american and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. the new american will carry 130 million passengers annually. it will operate 6700 flights to 500 destination nationwide. it will allow the new american airlines to become king of the air waives. airwaves. it must give up gates and landing slots in seven major airport including new york, los angeles, and ronald reagan washington airport in washington, d.c. those slots will go to lower cost carriers. american must now sell 104 take-off and landing slots. >> we expressed potential reduction in competition that the merger would potentially empose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal fearing competition. but in a statement the attorney general eric holder sought to reas
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 1:00am EST
,000. it's been 11 days since the catastrophe - only now are some able to leave. 50 u.s. navy ships and aer plains are taking part in global relief efforts. >> law makers in canada strippeded more power from rob ford. it had bizarre moments, he knocked over a council woman, and he mocked another law-maker. rob ford is refusing to step down. he says heel go to court to get back his authority. >> a deadly plane crash in russia video has been released. it captures the boeing 737 crashing and exploding. all 50 on board were kalilled. those are the headlines "consider this" is up next. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> here are the headlines at this hour. >> only on al jazeera america. >> every morning from 5 to 9am al jazeera america brings you more us and global news than any other american news channel. find out what happened and what to expect. >> start every morning, every day, 5am to 9 eastern with al jazeera america. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particu
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 3:30am EST
is falling to a loss. is it a bargain. plus is toys r us toast. the make or break for the largest toy store chain in the world. i'll ali velshi, and this is "real money." this is "real money." you are the most important part righ of the show. join us. job creation has gotten a jolt with job openings and over all hires climbing to a five-year high. i use the word jolt for a reason. it's job open labor report. that's 8.6% higher job openings. this jolt report is important because it's a piece of data that is favor ed by janet yellen. apparently she likes it because it sheds light on the dynamics behind the more familiar monthly jobs report. that same jolt report, that was job openings, shows the number of hires rising to 8.7% increase from last year. with the private sector leading the way, of course. now apparently employers had been feeling pretty confident about the consumer demand. this is in september. thus they were willing to invest and expand and hire more people to accommodate that optimism. since then we've seen consumer confidence come down fueled by the damaging 16-day government
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 5:30am EDT
, target, and toys "r" us are offering holiday deals closer to thanksgiving. but not this year. they started rolling out deals on friday. there are a bunch of things that are conspiring. plummeting consumer confidence thanks to your government that shut down the government for a while, a shorter holiday season, and recent robust sales of cars and washing machines, that might take away from sales from soft line retailers, things like slows and toys this holiday season. analysts at morgan stanley forecast that holiday sales will go up, but only by 1.6%. that's two percentage points lower over the increase the year before. that would make for the slowest holiday sales growth in five years. because of that they predict the holiday season will be the most promotional one we've seen since the dark days of the recession in 2008. we'll see good deals this holiday season but that may not be enough of a good deal for the broader economy. today on twitter and facebook we've been asking you will you spend more or less this holiday season versus last year? jesse said plan to spend half of w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
and things are restored to their national order. >> the u.s. is offering help for their recovery by sending marines. >> a disaster of this magnitude to quickly overrun any force, any government. what we can do is supplement the existing rotary wing lift that they already possess. >> southern china is now facing the at typhoon. streets flooded, schools have been ordered closed and fishing ports knock the down. craig, welcome to "inside story." the scene behind you is about entirely black. given the interruption of all power, does all relief stop when it gets dark? >> reporter: cebu does have power. it does have communication, though behind me there is no evidence of that it's certainly not as lit up an it normally would be. but that's not the case of the island hardest hit in the central philippines. they're still trying to establish power and communication there is, and almost every power pole was struck and knocked over, and all they have there right now is generators, and they've got some mobile cell towers which they'll put up to try to get communication from those survivors who need to
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
will join us and other countries. there are some very, very serious efforts being developed everywhere to try and make this conference possible. but, you know, we will say it when it happens. >> reporter: let's go to al jazeera and in beirut in lebanon where they are going in the coming hours and they say geneva two will not happen or go ahead without opposition but that are divided whether to take part and the conditions it wants for doing so. >> absolutely. they said it would be preferable to have one opposition united speaking under the same umbrella or attending under the same umbrella, which is actually not the position of either syria or russia. they seem to think there are several oppositions and they seem to think or they are backing what is called the domestic opposition, that means opposition parties that are based in damascus and never taken up weapons against the government. so you do have very difficult issue to solve there before going to the geneva two conference if it happens. also you have to bear in mind that the geneva two conference will implement geneva one and it
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers. >> good morning, good to have you with us on this friday with that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 11:30am EST
america. i'm del walters. check us out 24 hours a day on www.aljazeera.com. if you were holding outz. hope that bipartisanship still had aerolite to play, you can give up. today the democratic leader harry reid launched the so called nuclear option and removed the minorities ability to exercise what little power it had left, to block president obama's judicial nominees. frustrated with the g.o.p.'s long list of obstructive judges and agency heads, the move by the democrats upended 225 years of senate history, and significantly alters the day-to-day operation of the upper chamber. we'll talk about it all on this edition of "inside story." but fist this background. >> the american people believe congress is broken. the american people believe the senate is broken. and i believe the american people are right. at the start of the session, harry reid made history, and called for a rule change that would allow an up or down vote or judicial nominations and executive decisions. >> the change would ensure nominations and up or down vote, on confirmation. yes, no. the rule change will ma
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
to give us some perspective on the situation. isn't north korea on the u.s. state department list of countries to avoid for u.s. citizens? >> the state department can only advise americans not to go to certain countries, in this case north korea, but mr. newman had the freedom to go there if we wanted if granted a visa. he went via a beijing-based tour company. you can tell imagine that before they bring any tourist into north korea, because this is quite a type of specific adventure traveling, that they would warn people what to do and what not to do, and one thing they make very clear is you have to listen to your north korean guide. that was the experience we had ourselves. they tell you what to do and where to go, and you are not supposed to step out of the hotel room. >> so melissa what kind of recourse does the family have? >> unfortunately the family will have to wait and depend on the state department. this is something the north koreans will try to use to their advantage, perhaps to get food aid or some sort of concession from the united states. >> and the north koreans a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
h. this is al jazeera. >> hello there, welcome our top stories. any deal keeping u.s. troops won't get final approval until after he leaves office. >> with all the news from europe, as three women are freed by police in london, after being held as slaves for 30 years. and no release, ukraine's refuses and drops plans for a landmark trade deal with europe. also ahead, go home. somali refugees in kenya have told they have to leave, they say that will put them back in danger. and on the frail of the lizard kings. the world's most notorious wild life trafficker. afghanistan's president has announced he won't sign an agreement to keep u.s. troops there after next year. they should support the deal, but that he would leave it to the next president to give its final approval. elections are due in 24 teen. one of the most contention issues in the security packet is giving u.s. troops immunity from prosecution under afghan law. as well as the right to self-defense. but only if forces ask them to, and finally troops numbers. if the draft is signed up to 15,000 american soldiers could stay
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
breaks for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. they have even been used to block common sense, and widely supported steps to protect more americans from gun violence. even as families of victims sat in the senate chamber and watched. they have prevented far too many americans from serving their country. it has harmed our economy, and be harmful to our democracy. and it's brought us to the point where a simple majority vote no longer seems to be sufficient for anything. even routine business. through what is supposed to be the world's greatest then rahtive body. i realize that neither party has been blameless. for these tactics. they have developed over the years. and it seems as if they are continually escalated but today's pattern of obstruction it just isn't normal. it's not what our founders envisioned. the deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything no matter where the merits just to refight the results of an election is not normal. and for the sake of future generations we can't really become normal. so i support the step the majority of senators took to chang
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 3:00am EST
>>> talking tough on drones - thousands are expected in peshawar to protest against u.s. strikes on pakistan. >> opposition leader imran khan wants nato's routes blocked. he's calling for a strike. also coming up: heading to the polls in maurey tainia. the opposition boycotting. >> typhoon haiyan 's vulnerable victims. the u.n. calls for action to help the 4 million children affected by the storm. >> paper or toxic - the indian government made its choice clear, but so far it seems no one is listening. >> in pakistan thousands are expected to take to the streets of peshawar and are rallying in support of opposition politician imran khan who wants the government to stop the u.s. drone program in pakistan. kahn has given the prime minister sharif a period of time to act. he's threatening to close routes through his province. there is an alternative route. but it is bysier. we will hear more about the protest that will take place. >> yes, indeed. as you can see behind me plenty of flags. the people have started arriving. as usual, they are off to a late start. interestingly, as you m
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 9:00am EST
. why are regular pakistani's upset with the u.s. instead of celebrating the death of a mass murderer. why does it seem america issen my number one in pakistan? florida atlantic's football coach forced out for allegedly using drugs. as america's marijuana laws are relaxed should the sports crackdown on pot go up in smoke? are we alone in the universe? scientists found billions of reasons why we may not be. i'm antonio mora. we begin with a poisoned partnership between u.s. and pakistan. a drone strike friday killed taliban leader hakimullah mehsud, before peace talks between the pakistan government and the taliban were supposed to begin. pakistan's interior minister accused the u.s. of tarting not the taliban, but regional piece. >> it was an ambush, not a fire from the front, an ambush. >> in washington, chairman mike rogers was all for taking out hakimullah mehsud. >> he's part of an haka ni network. this was a bad guy. by the way, there's information recently that concerned us about the safety of our troops. i'm a little better for our troops today than i did before this event happ
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 11:30am EST
"inside story" is next. and check us out 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. ♪ >> the aftermath and suffering gripping the philippines tonight in the wake of typhoon haiyan. the most devastating and lethal storm in decades. that's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. typhoon haiyan could end up being the deadliest storm in the philippines. it pushed a wall of water 2 stories high as it stumped through the islands. the coastal town was toast totally wiped out and projection 10,000 people may be dead nationwide. on this edition of "inside story" we'll take you to the philippines for the latest on the aftermath and recovery efforts and we'll be joined by the ambassador to the philippines of the united states. >>> whole families lay in the rubble, survivors looking for scraps. it looks like a war zone. this is the condition of towns across the philippines as typhoon haiyan slam through the island in record-breaking force. >> everything is destroyed. everything is gone. the only thing left are our clothes and my child. >> i'm asking for help because i no longer have a home.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am EST
york: a tentative agreement allows for thousands of u.s. troops to stay in that country until 2024 training and assisting afghan troops. it does not allow troops to take on combat and needs to be approved by a council of elders. the u.s. and other world powers are in geneva discussing the nuclear program. the agreement an limiting the nuclear capability in exchange for easing sanctions is possible. >> the florida congressman that pleaded guilty to drug charges has taken a leave of absence, henry trey raydull was caught buying from an undercover police officer. >> bill clinton was one of 16 given the medal of freedom. others were loretta lynn, ernie banks, and media mooingual oprah winfrey. the medal of freedom was created 16 years ago. >> pat quinn signed into law same-sex marriage legislation. kentucky. explosive details of bomb makers that made their way to the u.s. consider this - how could the american government let them resettle in america? and paul ryan predict an end to the theatrical budget. will they produce one? >> a rod storms out of an appeals hearing. was it a stunt?
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. and you can get us online any time. weed outnumber the locals. a new home on the rage. >> we want to be individual, we don't want the government to take care of us. >>> a message about shared faith and common values. >> we talk about family, we talk about education, we talk about self dependence. we talk about opportunities for american dream. >> and flowing straight into trouble. a new front in the contest between energy and the environment. >> and good evening. thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. will they stay or will they go? it is a fair question on this day before off-year elections in many communities around the country truly is an off-off election year, races which might not attract a lot of attention in any other year. but this year political divisions on many levels make quite a few races be bellwethers. what we currently call colorado where secessionists want to form a new state. might not have much of a success but it points to a bigger picture of divide. the great sky of colorado's rural community. chris bu
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 10:00pm EST
says he will not sign a security pact with the u.s. until new conditions are met. he met with the security advisor susan rice in kabul. she urged him to sign a deal allowing the u.s. to remain in afghanistan in 2024. "consider this" is next. and i'll be back later. you can get the latest on aljazeera.com. america's deal with iran gets a mixed review, along with mixed messages from the obama administration and the iranian president. with the two countries not on the same page, what is a deal >> a supreme court decision could mean changes for obamacare. >> last time we saw watson it cleaned up on "jeopardy", what is the computer doing >> and vladimir putin and the pope. >> we begin with an historic accord with iran. is it a good deal? the u.s. says it's a first step to kur -- to curtail iran's nuclear program. within hours of the deal the parties contradicted each other on a clean issue. >> there is no right to enrich. everywhere in the agreement it states they can only do that by mutural agreement and nothing is agreed on until everything is agreed on. >> >> translation:
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 2:00am EST
>> finally an agreement. u.s. and iran reach a deal on tehran's nuclear program. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new path for the world that is more secure. >>> president obama said the agreement was an important first step in keeping iran from making a nuclear weapon. >>> vatican secrets - secrets of st. peter left for centuries - to be unveiled. >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford in new york. >> an historic deal. there is now a deal in place on iran's nuclear program. it is designed to stop or scale back nuclear activities in exchanges for relief from economic sanctions. >> a result after a long night, described as intensive and complicated the p5+1 and iran struck an historic deal, the importance hinted at by the president's sudden and unusual for a saturday late-night address. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new pass. that iran's progress is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. it is a first step but achieves a first deal. for the first time in a decade we have halted the progress of the nuclear weapon. >> in timing the irani
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 11:00am EST
of the united states's closest allies. >>> election day for hondurans casting votes for change. >>> the u.s. and five other world powers announced a landmark deal today temporarily freezing iran's nuclear program. the six-month agreement in exchange for some relief from sanctions is the most significant compromise between the u.s. and iran since the 1979 iranian revolution. president obama hailed the agreement as the most significant and tangible progress of a diplomatic campaign. >> today that xloema diplomacy opened up a new path that we can verify iran's nuclear program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> let's bring in white house correspondent mike viqueira. mike, six months, that's the extent of this deal. what are world leaders hoping will happen during that time? >> reporter: at the end of that time, they are hoping they can come to a larger deal that will prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. they have instittuted steps that they believe will present iran from turning the corner. they call it "a breakout" to take the uranium and plutonium and turning it i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 3:00am EST
the country. the u.n. expects it to be above 3 million by the end of this year. joining us on the phone from geneva is the united nations office lens from the coordination of humanitarian affairs. in the past three months we have seen 3.8 million extra people needing help, it is an enormous jump. why is that? >> it is an enormous jump, numbers are staggering. we are 9.3 million in syria are estimated to be in need of humanitarian aid. 6.5 million are internally displaced. this high figure is an incemental displacement which has happened over the past month. the last statement was made in june. now, since june it has jumped up to the 40% of the population as you mentioned. >> i'm trying to get to the bottom of why this is so. back in october there was a united nations security council statement urging humanitarian access to these people, and it appears since then absolutely nothing has been done. >> well, we have expressed our disappointment with what has not happened since the precedential statement, which calls on all the parties to the conflict in syria to allow humanitarian access to the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 4:00am EST
haiyan is making rescue efforts nearly impossible in the philippines. about 80 u.s. marines arrived sunday to help with efforts there - the first wave of aid promised by the u.s. the death toll could rise to 10,000 people. that storm made a second landfall sunday in north vietnam. 600,000 were evacuated from that area. >> secretary of state john kerry says world powers are closer to a deal with iran over its nuclear program despite initial talks didn't come to an agreement. more talks will occur this month. >> the syrian national coalition will attend meetings, but was guarantees that relief will meet all areas, political prisoners must be releeld. >> their the headlines, "real money" is up next with ali velshi. all the latest news on the website at aljazeera.com. data, the most important of all was the monthly jobs report. 247,000 new jobs was added in october. that is a lot more than predicted. still a mixed picture because unemployment inched up to 7.3%. it was 7.2. more jabs were created, more people dropped out of the force. the labour participation rate. people who were worki
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 12:30pm EST
the results are hard to measure and our cultural diplomacy can't make up for use of things like drones. we're joined by our panel. and for all of us who it is your first time watching tonight, we're all about access. we use a variety of technologies. including skype, which allows us to reach all sorts of people. cynthia, we want to start with you. in many ways this sounds like a fancy name for goodwill gestures. how do you really define cultural diplomacy? >> that's hard to do. let me start with sample definition and then tell you what i think it isn't anymore. cultural diplomacy is people to people diplomacy for the 21st centry. diplomacy is no longer government to government or men sitting around trees signing treaties. so what is it then? i think it should be as much about intake as about output. you know, we think of the traditional model of sending american jazz musicians around the world which worked very effectively in the cold war period, when we clearly were about winning hearts and minds. and what we understood then was it wasn't just about packaging a positive message. it was ab
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> millions of thanksgiving travellers may face delays. severe weather across parts of the u.s. will affect holiday travel for more than 43 million people. the system carrying rain, snow and sleet. hundreds of flights have been cancelled. >> a conference to lay out a roadmap is scheduled for january 27th. it's not clear whether the syrian government or opposition will attend. the syrian national coalition has dropped conditions that bashar al-assad has stepped down. the sides are far apart. >> afghan president hamid karzai will not sign a security pact with the u.s. until new conditions are met. hamid karzai met on monday with national security advisor susan rice. without an agreement that lays out conditions governing troops all troops might be withdrawn. details are revealed about the sandy hook school shooting. the report concludes lans adam lanza was obsessed with violence and video games. those are the headlines. america's deal with iran gets a mixed review, along with mixed messages from the obama administration and the iranian president. with the two countries not on the same page,
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